Dr. Seuss' stolen 'Lorax' statue recovered

LA JOLLA, SAN DIEGO

Geisel and a groundskeeper noticed that the custom-made bronze statue was missing from her garden in March 2012.

The statue is valued at approximately $10,000 and was crafted to resemble the title character of the 1971 children's book written by Theodore Geisel, who used the pen name Dr. Seuss.

A tip from a 22-year-old man in Bozeman, Mont., helped authorities recover the statue. Police say it was stashed in brush about a half-mile from Geisel's home. The statue has since been returned to the Geisel estate.

Investigators are still trying to figure out who stole the statue.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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